Book Review – Little Broken Things – and Halloween Night 3


What’s Going On…

As I write this blog post I’m watching Game 6 – anxiously watching.  As you must know, I’m an Orioles fan and have been since I was a kid that really only watched games because one of my childhood best friends was a boy. He was a Jose’ Canseco fan, which most boys in the late 80’s were, when Jose’ was the star of the Oakland Athletics.  I have been to both Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards to watch the boys of Baltimore play ball.  However, I fear it will be several seasons before I can root for the home team in the post season.  So, we are cheering on the Astros who are in search of their first World Series Championship.

It’s also Halloween night and the hubby and I have just returned from our annual Halloween dinner.  Having no kiddos and no real love for Halloween as an adult, we decided several years ago that it is a perfect night dine out as most of the restaurants are pretty empty.  I’m going to have to Zumba off all that beer and nachos in the morning – C’est la vie.

In Book News…

I read this one a little while back and it’s scheduled to publish on November 21, 2017.  Overall it was a solid read and if you like family dramas then this is for you.

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review – Little Broken Things – and Halloween NightLittle Broken Things by Nicole Baart
Published by Atria Books on November 21st 2017
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 368
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Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart is a solid example of a family drama with a little bit of mystery thrown in for good measure.

Many readers have compared this to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and I have to agree with the exception that I only saw the HBO series and did not actually read Big Little Lies. It's similar in the vein that Little Broken Things deals with a dysfunctional, essentially broken, family that has some secrets they are willing to do anything to hide.

I will say that I feel Little Broken Things is a bit light on the mystery element. Once you get into the story it's pretty easy to predict what's coming down the pike. However, I don't feel that fact should deter you from reading it with the adjusted expectation that this is not really a suspense novel - it's good fiction.

Sisters Quinn and Nora don't have much of a relationship now that they've grown up and left home. Out of the blue Quinn receives an ominous text from Nora - "I have something for you" and instructions for Quinn to meet Nora later that night.

Reluctantly, Quinn decides to meet her sister and see what she could possibly have to give her. Nora shows up in the middle of the night with a little girl named Lucy and gives no further explanation as to who the girl is or why Quinn must take her.

The novel spirals into a series of events that uncover a family history that everyone involved would rather keep buried.

A well written story about family bonds and what people will do for those they love when put to the test. It shines a light that we are all broken at some point in our lives, but we pick up and heal and move on and sometimes we come out better than where we started.

 

 


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